Voice of an Angel

Voice of an Angel

by Charlotte Church


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Voice of an Angel

We're fascinated with child prodigy musicians because these innocent-looking youngsters have astonishing gifts that makes them sound like adults. Twelve-year-old Welsh soprano Charlotte Church has the clear voice of a child in a church choir and the vibrato of a grown-up. Voice of an Angel, Church's debut recording, is guided by the nurturing and gentle conductor Siân Edwards, who leads the Welsh Opera Orchestra and what sounds like a choir of coal miners filling a rugby stadium with mighty sound. Church appropriately bypasses the big opera arias, offering familiar tunes by British composers such as Parry, Holst, and Harty, as well as three charmingly nature-oriented Welsh bird songs by Elwyn-Edwards. Although it is not specified in the CD booklet, the young singer apparently performs the roles of both Hansel and Gretel in a duet from Humperdinck's opera, and she does so winningly. The booklet does explain, a propos of the fur-cloaked image of Church on the cover, that "Charlotte Church does not wear real fur." Give her a few decades, at least, and this budding diva should be swathed in mink like the best of 'em.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646095720
catalogNumber: 60957

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlotte Church   Primary Artist,Soprano (Vocal)
Sîan Edwards   Conductor
Louise Ryan   Vocals
Meinir Huelyn   Harp,celtic harp
Welsh National Opera Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Welsh National Opera Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Meinir Heulyn   Harp,celtic harp
Graham Jackson   Conductor,Choir Master

Technical Credits

Giulio Caccini   Composer
Gustav Holst   Composer
Hubert Parry   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Alpha Blondy   Composer
Neil Diamond   Composer
William Blake   Text
Nick Ingman   Arranger
John Newton   Composer
Mike Ross-Trevor   Engineer
Giulio Turturro   Art Direction
Grace Row   Producer
John Stoddart   Text Translation
Charles Harbutt   Engineer
Harold E. Samuel   Adaptation
James Marsh   Liner Notes
Charlotte Church   Liner Notes
Jeremy Caulton   Executive Producer
Louise Ryan   Vocal Coach
Traditional   Composer
Meinir Huelyn   Arranger
Cecil Spring-Rice   Text
Adelheid Wette   Text
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer,Text
Harold Samuel   Adaptation
Cahal O'Byrne   Text
Seasamh MacCathumhaoil   Text
Constance Bache   Text Translation
James Marsh   Liner Notes
Robert Williams Parry   Text
Grace Kristopher Row   Producer
Robert Bryan   Text

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